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Legendary Jacksons recieved Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at Black Music Honors


Legendary Jacksons recieved Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at Black Music Honors

Photos by Jerome Dorn

Nashville, Tn, Central City Productions payed tribute to the Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy Oleta Adams and Jody Watley at the Black Music Honors, in a live taping television special at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN. The Black Music Honors also included performances by Avery Sunshine, David Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kid n’ Play, Latice Crawford, Leela James, Pastor Marvin Winans, SWV, Da Brat, Sevyn Streeter, Shanice, Carl Thomas, Montell Jordan, Vivian Green, Silk, Tony Terry and more.

The two-hour event acknowledged legendary African American artist who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Rickey Smiley, television and radio personality and Grammy Award winner and actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, September 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, October 10 at 7 p.m. (ET).

The legendary group, The Jacksons received the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award during the star-studded television. Still considered one of the hottest and most popular groups worldwide, the celebrated Jacksons made their performance debut at the Black Music Honors taping.

Stellar Awards and Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin received the Gospel Music Icon Award, R&B group Guy received the R&B Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy nominater rapper Slick Rick presented with the Hip Hop/Rap Icon Music Award, Grammy nominated singer Oleta Adams received the Legends Award and Grammy Award winner Jody Watley was presented with the Crossover Music Icon Award.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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